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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]. PICASSO, Pablo, illustrator (1881-1973). -- ARISTOPHANES (448?-380? B.C.). Lysistrata. Translated and with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934.

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    [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]. PICASSO, Pablo, illustrator (1881-1973). -- ARISTOPHANES (448?-380? B.C.). Lysistrata. Translated and with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934.

    4o. 6 etched plates and numerous vignettes in text after drawings by PICASSO. Original decorated boards; glassine dust jacket (chipped); publisher's blue board chemise and slipcase (slipcase repaired with small loss along edge).

    LIMITED EDITION, number 292 of 1500 copies SIGNED BY PICASSO. "The only American publication with original Picasso etchings, which are among his most important in the classical style" (The Artist and the Book 226). This version by Seldes, set in Caslon type and printed on Rives paper, was considered by publisher George Macy to be one of the finest editions printed from his press.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Harold K. Douthit